Lucky by Jason Mraz, I mean give me a break. Literally every line in this song is perfect for a caption and is what I longed for for years. I had been in what I thought was love before, but they weren’t truly there for me when I needed someone. They weren’t my friends. They didn’t have my back. They were teachers! I made them look good to all their friends. I learned that I wanted to be in love with my best friend. The one person I confide in, who would never judge me, who would drop everything and come running to the emergency room when I got vertigo during a yoga class so badly that I couldn’t stop vomiting and they wheeled me out on a stretcher and hauled me away in an ambulance. I wanted a husband that would run out of a meeting to be by my side, and then make dinner, pick up the kids, go get groceries, take the kids to school in the morning, go get me medicine and anything I needed for three days because I was so sick I couldn’t drive. I didn’t know that was going to happen, but I did know that I wanted a husband who had my back. Who was my best friend. I held onto this belief and this feeling that it has to exist because people write songs about it all the time. All lyrics are based on someone’s reality, someone’s experience, and if Jason Mraz can be in love with his best friend, then there’s no reason why ALL of us can’t find true love.
Do you hear me, I’m talking to you Across the water across the deep blue ocean Under the open sky, oh my, baby I’m trying Boy I hear you in my dreams I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart You make it easier when life gets hard
I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been Lucky to be coming home again
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
They don’t know how long it takes Waiting for a love like this
Every time we say goodbye I wish we had one more kiss I’ll wait for you I promise you, I will
I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend Lucky to have been where I have been Lucky to be coming home again
Lucky we’re in love in every way Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed Lucky to be coming home someday
And so I’m sailing through the sea To an island where we’ll meet You’ll hear the music fill the air I’ll put a flower in your hair Though the breezes through the trees Move so pretty you’re all I see As the world keeps spinning round You hold me right here right now
I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
I’m lucky we’re in love in every way Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed Lucky to be coming home someday
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Songs like this one and all the songs on my love playlist helped me keep that focus, keep that desire, keep that belief that if this is true for someone, it’s possible for everyone. If it’s true for Jason, it’s true for Karen. And, if Karen can find true love after 8 years of being a single mom attracting ALL the wrong men, then you can too. If Karen can finally attract Mr. Right, why can’t you? There’s no reason why you can’t find love after divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure, abuse, lawsuits, trauma, and all the bullshit you’ve been though. I’ve know because I have been though all that shit too! It’s really hard! I know it’s hard to believe that this too shall pass, and I know it’s hard to believe that finding love is possible. I know it’s much easier to believe that we’ll just be alone forever, and all men are assholes. I believed that for a long time. But all it takes is one human. I found one that is amazing and is my best friend. Read my story and believe that is possible. Trust yourself, respect yourself, love yourself, and then someone else can trust you, respect you, and love you. I utilized these strategies (like listening to my love playlist exclusively no matter what) to help me keep that belief. Music helped me keep that focus on what I wanted, and not on what I didn’t have. Once I stopped focusing on what I didn’t have and what I had NEVER had, and kept all my energy and focus on what I had, what I believed was possible, what I could do to find joy every day, creating love every day in all my relationships, then BAM. We saw each other differently one day. We had known each other for 6 years and we didn’t come together until I kept my focus on what I had, finding joy, improving every area of my life, and creating more love with everyone I had in my life. Then I attracted true love. And I believe that you can, too. Believe it mama. Everyone deserves true love. Everyone.